What to Wear to an Informal Interview

November 24, 2008 at 5:59 pm 1 comment

This weekend one of my best friends called with a dilemma. She’s going on an interview for an internship and was told not to wear a suit… Since the company she’s interviewing with has a casual-to-business-casual dress code, should she wear should wear a suit anyways? Some people suggested a pair of slacks and a basic button-down shirt.

She wanted to show that she had personality and style, but still be professional.

I recommended that she wear a pair of tailored dress pants with a modern blouse or sweater. Nothing too tight, distracting or inappropriate.

Here are some ideas for shirts:

A great option for informal interview

A great option for informal interview

This teal scoopneck sweater frames the face but is a modest choice

This teal scoopneck sweater frames the face but is a modest choice

This combination is conservative but still different

This combination is conservative but still different

And for bottoms, try a wider leg trouser in a neutral: black, gray, navy, chocolate brown or khaki.

Can't go wrong with basic black

Can't go wrong with basic black

Modern silhouette that goes with any top

Modern silhouette that goes with any top

Good luck and knock ’em dead!

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  • 1. colleenjaycox  |  November 26, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Update: Not only did she GET THE JOB, they also complimented her on her outfit.

    Congratulations, friend!

    Reply

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